Braves Feel Phils’ Gun Digging Into Their Hips

Bobby_coxSource: AP

"What would you know about pressure?"

"Well I have kissed a man."

 

I haven't, and this Ace Ventura reference is starting to get weird.  Let's move on.

It sounds like the onset of panic in Atlanta.  Where did our lead go?!  [Atlanta Constitution Journal]

After 99 days in first place, they now stare up at the Phillies. As of 10:26 p.m. Tuesday, the Braves went from leading the East to leading the National League wild card chase, and that’s not a bad thing in itself. What’s troubling, alas, is how horribly the Braves are playing.

Rick Ankiel has done nothing. Nate McLouth continues to do nothing. Derrek Lee has done next to nothing. Troy Glaus hasn’t done much since June. Those four men staff two fairly key positions,  and at this late date you have to wonder: Would moving Melky Cabrera to center and the kid Freddie Freeman into a starting role at first base have a deleterious effect on a team that can’t score to begin with?

They also have fans who haven't shown up all year.  But that's another post.

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7 Responses

  1. It’s about time we’re back on top. Last night was an awesome game despite all of the miscues. I like how the offense responded when the lead was given up. Get on base, get in scoring position, and bring them home. It had the sort of feel as though the team wasn’t going to let themselves lose. It’s nice to get the urgency back because when they had that horrific slump it seemed like they were just going through the motions. Glad that this isn’t the case! It’s time to power into the playoffs and take advantage of the best pitching we’ve had in years. Maybe ever!

  2. Hey Kyle – PLEASE put up a post on the Braves’ pathetic attendance all year. It’s an absolute joke. Atlanta has good baseball history and is supposed to be a good baseball town. They’ve been in first place or playing well for most of the season and they routinely have seas of empty seats at their park. And the thing is, this is not a recent development. Last time they were in the NLCS, in 2001, they couldn’t even sell THAT out. Pathetic.

  3. I just wanna say that I’m proud of these crossing broad guys for posting something up besides trashing on the ILL shirts…im not a fan of the shirts either but these guys apparently lose sleep over them. I think everyone understands now that you guys hate the ILL shirts. You’ve made your point lol…so thanks for finally posting something relevant.

  4. What’s wrong with the “ill” shirts? Oh, they’re popular. If a lot of people bought them (which I have not), it was obviously a good design. I know it’s tongue in cheek, but supporting the Phils is supporting the Phils. By the way, I love the site.

  5. I love the mention of poor fan attendance from ATL. They have had a 1st place team most of the year and can only seem to fill about 60% of their home seats…OUCH!!
    Phillies meanwhile….fill on average 103% for home games…GOTTA LOVE IT!!
    http://espn.go.com/mlb/attendance

  6. thanks, slook. honestly, my problem with the ill shirts, is that they represent philly in the worst way. “ill” really? we have no better phrase to represent ourselves? just seems grimy to me.

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